Are your kids huge Percy Jackson fans? If so, they might be interested to know that some of the places they have been reading about in the Percy Jackson books actually exist in Greece today! Here’s a look at the most important must see sites in Greece for Percy Jackson fans.
The Acropolis in Athens
Aerial view of the Acropolis - credits: Aerial-motion/Shutterstock.com
What was it: The Acropolis is a dominating natural rocky outcrop, that has been fortified over the centuries with walls and other structures. Towering over central Athens, it has been used as a place of refuge and worship and has a history dating back thousands of years. In the Percy Jackson books: In ‘The Blood of Olympus’, Percy Jackson and the rest of The Argo II's crew travel there and battle part of the Giant Army alongside the gods. Today: The Acropolis is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Greece, and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the collection of buildings on its peak which includes the famous Parthenon. Take a guided tour here to find out more about Greek Mythology, and the central role that the Acropolis played in the development of Athenian and ancient Greek society!